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    Thread: Does anyone else wish they would've got an automatic?

    1. Member elpaisacq's Avatar
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      04-12-2012 02:56 PM #26
      Always had stick shift cars..... decided to buy my 08 GLI with DSG because my wife could not drive my car (4 Knee Surgeries) and we swap cars alot.... i can tell you right now that i LOVE my DSG would not go back to stick

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      04-12-2012 03:09 PM #27
      This makes me want to try DSG, though I love my manual
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      04-12-2012 03:14 PM #28
      Man the only time I ever hate driving a manual is after a good leg workout

      Even with the traffic here in Seattle, I love my 6-speed!

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      04-12-2012 03:18 PM #29
      Auto sucks. Everything is auto because people are lazy

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      04-12-2012 03:19 PM #30
      I prefer manual just because Its so much fun. I fell more connected to the car and nothing like the feeling blasting through gears with a manual.
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      04-12-2012 03:26 PM #31
      I hate the clutch feel in my rabbit, sometimes I wish I had an auto.
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      04-12-2012 03:33 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by JGervs1102 View Post
      I dont know about you, but I dont carry an assault rifle or have to worry about IED's on my way to work, so I have a free hand. Our soldiers have too much to worry about in their vehicles to drive a manual. that was a stupid statement. just saying. you obviously dont drive a manual.
      my point was having a clutch pedal does not make one a man was my analogy odd yes but it was to stress my point

      i drove a manual car daily for over 10 years my knees started to break down so i could longer do the clutch pedal all the time

      so i fail to see how hitting a pedal and rowing gears makes a person more manly than someone who doesn't

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      04-12-2012 03:55 PM #33
      As much as I love the DSG and think it is one of the most amazing things to drive I could never give up my manual. I learned on a manual and both of my cars have been manuals and I will buy manuals for as long as I can. I just find it more fun to drive, and thats what counts in the end really.

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      04-12-2012 04:20 PM #34
      Real men drive don't cater to stereotypes, they drive whatever they damn well please.

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      04-12-2012 04:35 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MKIIIjettadude View Post
      I'm up in the air with going DSG or manual. A friend told me that the DSG has problem and wont hold power.
      Wrong. Your friend is stupid. There are 500+ whp cars on stock DSG.
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      04-12-2012 05:05 PM #36
      Nope, but that's just me

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      04-12-2012 05:28 PM #37
      manual all the way --- 2 MKV Wolfsburg Edition both in Manual

      wouldn't mind trying DSG but thought i might get bored with it...

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      04-12-2012 05:42 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by EricPro View Post
      men drive manuals
      Really? man, that's a downer. There's this really cute blonde chick that i was planning on askin' out this Friday, but seein' how her car is a manual... she's probably a man. Thanks though you saved me from an awkward evening
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      04-12-2012 05:57 PM #39
      DSGs queef when they shift.

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      04-12-2012 06:56 PM #40
      3 pedals are better than 2.

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      04-12-2012 07:16 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      anyone who says that is just dumb

      you are right i wasn't thinking straight about the weight thing

      and the real men drive manual is funny, i don't believe hummers in iraq are manuals nor are tanks jus sayin
      you would stand corrected about iraq.. however... I ask you this..

      How manly would it be IF they DID drive manual while dodging bullets?
      It would be too manly. Too much manliness for one person to handle. Hence why they do not have that option.
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      04-12-2012 07:19 PM #42
      This thread needs moar manliness

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      04-12-2012 07:28 PM #43
      i like when chicks drive a stick
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      04-12-2012 08:17 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by ABASILK View Post
      3 pedals are better than 2.
      2 are quicker than 3.
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      04-12-2012 08:29 PM #45
      3 pedals all day long. I don't care which one is faster, smoother, easier, longer lasting, cheaper, anything. I enjoy driving with 3 pedals a lot more than 2, and at the end of the day, thats all that matters!
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      04-12-2012 08:33 PM #46
      wouldnt mind a DSG, but I like to play with my knob at stoplights
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      04-12-2012 08:40 PM #47
      Ive had 2 b5 A4's both manual, a turbo saab 9-3 manual, and now my jetta. I also have had a supercharged grand prix, trailblazer, and clk320 all auto. BY FAR, more more fun driving manuals. Im on my 7th car at age 20

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      04-12-2012 09:07 PM #48
      i had an DSG before liked it but i would chose a manual over a automatic any day
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      04-12-2012 09:20 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by peskyrabbit View Post
      wouldnt mind a DSG, but I like to play with my knob at stoplights
      I do this all the time. I'll be sitting at a stop light and just go through the gears while I wait. My friends always look at me weird and I just tell them I love to play with my stick

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      04-12-2012 09:24 PM #50
      I'm going to most likely be shot for saying this, but I seek out automatics....

      - All of my VWs have been automatic, with the exception of my Corrado G60, which was a 5-speed. My first Jetta was a 1987 Jetta Carat and it had the trusty old 3-speed automatic...not the quickest car in the world, but it did it's job.

      - My 1990 Jetta GLI (that my parents bought brand new in 1990) is a bit of a strange beast....it was built as a GLI, with all the GLI equipment (Heated Power Recaro seats, MFI, Sunroof, A/C, Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors, Cruise Control, Spoiler Lip and Ski Sack) Here's the big kicker....it was built with a 1.8L Digifant engine. Adding to the confusion...Canada never got the Jetta GLI in 1990...it was the GTX.

      Before everyone starts telling me that I'm full of crap and don't know what I'm talking about...save it. I have the build certificate from the car, the factory letter that states the production date, option codes and destination dealer...it all adds up. Also keep in mind I worked for VW Canada...one of my first abuses of company computers was searching the history on my car...turns out that there were about 26 vehicles that were misbuilt in Wolfsburg and they were shipped to Canada and sold to various dealers at a deep discount. At the time, VW had started ordering vehicles using an electronic system called VAUDSK (Pronouned "fo-disk"....early on the database didn't have the capability to restrict options to trim levels...so an order could be generated for a Jetta Carat with wonky options that are technically not feasible. Eventually the system matured and these issues were resolved...but some vehicles slipped through the cracks.

      Getting back on topic.....

      I have found that the 6 speed automatic is one of the best automatic transmissions VW has ever made - although I believe it's actually made by Aisin and not VW.....compared to the AG4 automatic that was used in the early MkIIIs and MkIV, this transmission is leaps and bounds ahead. I remember my Mom's 1998 Jetta GLX was so slow to shift...her 1999 New Beetle was awful....going from reverse to drive took like 3 or 4 seconds...if you rushed it, the engine would spool up and then crash into gear.

      I find that as much as I enjoy driving stick, for my commute and overall flexibility, an automatic makes more sense.

      My next car will be DSG.....after having had an Audi A3 with DSG for a while, I know it's something I want in my next car.
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